Brentwood quarterback Cade Granzow scored one of his three touchdowns with 12 seconds left, lifting the Bruins to a come-from-behind, 28-21 win over Centennial that clinched the regular-season title in Region 6-6A.
Granzow scored a pair of those touchdowns in the fourth quarter. The last came on a late drive in which Brentwood got the ball back after a Centennial punt in the final minute.
Avery Williams caught a 49-yard pass to set up the winning score.
The Bruins (8-2, 4-1 in the region) are the region’s one-seed in the playoffs. They’ll play at home and face the No. 4 seed in Region 5, which is McGavock (3-7).
Jariel Wilson had a pair of long touchdown runs for Centennial, which led in the fourth quarter.
Brentwood took a 13-7 the lead after Granzow’s 15-yard, third-quarter touchdown run. That was set up by Michael Burke’s 56-yard dash.
Burke ran 19 times for 175 yards, and Granzow, who was 9 of 27 for 108 yards passing with one interception, had 15 carries for 125.
Quarterback Grayson Marcel’s touchdown pass to Desmond Smith in the third quarter put Centennial back up a point. Then, Wilson dashed 97 yards on a rush to put the Cougars up 21-13 in the fourth quarter.
Granzow then ran for an 18-yard score, and hit wide receiver Walker Merrill on a jump-pass for the 2-point conversation to tie the game.
The teams traded punts near game’s final two minutes before Brentwood mounted the winning drive.
It was a heart-breaking ending for Centennial. Had the Cougars (3-7) held on, they’d have been the No. 2 seed in the Region and hosted a playoff game next week.
Instead, the loss, combined with Franklin’s win over Dickson County, ended the Cougars’ season.
Centennial’s Wilson opened the scoring with a 70-yard run, the point-after putting the Cougars up seven.
After Brentwood’s Stone Roston recovered a fumble at the Centennial 8, Granzow’s keeper got the Bruins to within a point after they missed the point-after
Brentwood’s Mark Morales picked off a pass on Centennial’s next play from scrimmage, though the Bruins failed to get points on that drive.
The wet weather hampered the offense, and 7-6 remained the score at half.